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Two out of three ain’t bad for Mayo boxers

Large number of Mayo boxers take part in cadet championships

Eight clubs in Mayo entered 17 boxers into the National Senior Cadet championships for 14-year-old and 15-year-old boxers. The competition was held in the National Stadium over three days last weekend. The IABA will be using these championships as part of their selection process for the European Junior Championships in Russia this summer.

Hat-trick of national titles for St Anne’s

Nine Mayo boys won titles in the 2013 National championships in the Boy 3, Youth 1 and Youth 2 grades in the National Stadium last weekend. Westport’s St Anne’s club were one of the most successful clubs involved in the entire championships, winning all three of the final’s their boxers were involved in. James Brennan followed in the footsteps of his father winning the Youth 1, 44kg title 26 years after his dad Martin won the Junior 75kg title. Brennan defeated Ned O’Reilly Tramore BC on a score of 14-10 in the final.

Big weekend of action at St Anne’s and Castlebar tournaments

St Anne’s Boxing club held a very successful tournament in the Peter Callaghan Centre last Saturday night, January 12, winning 10 of the 16 contests on the bill. The female bout between Ellen McDonagh (St Anne’s) and Rosie Conway (Geesala) was awarded the best contest of the evening and Liam McStravick (St Anne’s) received the award for the best boxer of the night.

A blind poet’s love for Mary Hynes

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South Galway still echoes with stories of Antoine O Raifteiri , and 18th century blind poet and fiddle player in the ancient bardic tradition. His best known poems are probably Cill Aodain, and Anach Cuan. He never wrote his poems down, but they were collected by Douglas Hyde, and Lady Gregory, from those whom he taught them to, after his death.

Maree bounce back after loss to Titans

Maree’s hopes of making the play-offs in this year’s National League division one basketball are still alive, despite losing to local rivals Titans by 86-76 on Saturday.

Hospital inquiry into Connemara man’s death acknowledges ‘deficits’ in its system

A hospital inquiry into the tragic case of a Connemara man with hearing and speech problems who died while trying to find his way home from a hospital appointment has acknowledged deficits in its system.

Talks continue between HSE and Alzheimer Foundation over respite home

Discussions are continuing between the HSE West and the Western Alzheimer’s Foundation in relation to the capital plan for the 29-bed respite home for Alzheimer disease sufferers which is to be built at Merlin Park.

HSE West facing ‘grim’ year of cutbacks and reduction in staff numbers

The HSE West has been told it must deliver the same standard of efficiencies and care as it did last year, but by spending €30 million less. No mean feat one would say, but that has been the task given to the health authority in the west.

HSE says Mayor’s A&E ‘hellhole’ allegation is untrue

The HSE West has rejected an allegation by City Mayor Padraig Conneely that University Hospital Galway’s A&E department is a “ hellhole”.

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